Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of an incredible number of fans. Here is the story that started everthing, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, inside a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure that has a love story with the ages.
Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, an old British combat nurse, is merely back from your war and reunited with your ex husband on the second honeymoon when she walks by having a standing stone within the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she’s a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a very Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in of Our Lord . . . 1743.
Claire is catapulted in to the intrigues of any world that threatens her life, and will shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only possibility of safety depends on Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two distinctive men, by 50 % irreconcilable lives.
Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels
“Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander
“History comes deliciously alive about the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander
“Gabaldon is usually a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber
“Triumphant . . . Her by using historical detail and also a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon being a superior writer.”—Publishers Weekly, on Voyager
“Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”—The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn
“A grand adventure written using a canvas that probes one’s heart, weighs the soul and measures a persons spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross
“The large scope on the novel allows Gabaldon to accomplish what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”—Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes
“Features every one of the passion and swashbuckling that fans in this historical fantasy series have started to expect.”—People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
From the Hardcover edition.